Walt Disney World
A truly massive theme park covering over 27,000 acres. Walt Disney World Resort is the world’s largest theme park featuring 4 separate major theme parks including Disney Magic Kingdom, Disney Animal Kingdom, Disney Epcot, Disney MGM Studios, night-time attractions and themed shopping at the amazing Downtown Disney.
Disney attractions are only 10-15 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
Disney World has two water parks. The hugely popular Typhoon Lagoon, designed to resemble a beach resort devastated by a tropical storm, can hold more than 7,000 people at once, and has plenty of rides and attractions. Blizzard Beach’s theme is a ski resort that melted.
Disney Water Parks are only 10-15 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
You will be the star at Universal Studios, the number one movie and TV based theme park in the world. At this real film and television studio you’ll go behind the scenes, beyond the screen and right into the action of your favorite movies.
Universal Studios are only 25-30 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
Journey through five remarkable islands where myths, legends, comic books, cartoon heroes and children’s stories come to life on the most innovative rides and attractions.Visit The World of Harry Potter..
Islands of Adventure are only 25-30 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
There are only a few adventure parks in the world which offer such a diverse array of experiences all in one place. Their new rollercoaster, SheiKracarries riders up 200 feet at 45 degrees, then hurtles them 70 mph back toward the ground through a sheer vertical drop. It is the first coaster of its kind in the Americas and only the third in the world.
Busch Gardens is only 75 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
SeaWorld Orlando is the world's premiere marine adventure park with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters. Explore the mysteries of the sea with up-close animal interactions including Dolphins and exhilarating thrills.
SeaWorld is only 20-25 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
Discovery Cove is located next to SeaWorld and is like stepping into another world where you can swim one-on-one with dolphins, snorkel with tropical fish, stroke stingrays and play with hundreds of tropical birds.
.Discovery Cove is only 20-25 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
Aquatica Water Park
The Aquatica water park is set in the South Seas & features 36 water slides, six winding rivers and lagoons with tropical fish. There are two large side-by-side wave lagoons, offering two very different experiences; one has crashing waves & five foot swells whilst the other has a gently rolling surf
Aquatica is only 20-25 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
LEGOLAND Florida is a 150-acre family theme park located in Winter Haven, just 45 minutes southwest of the Orlando theme parks.
It offers interactive attractions, family rides, shows, restaurants, shopping and beautiful landscaped gardens specifically geared for families with children ages 2 to12.
LEGOLAND Florida is the biggest LEGOLAND Park ever and offers a unique mix of more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, including spectacular LEGO models and other interactive elements for the whole family to enjoy together.
LEGOLAND Florida is only 40 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
Orlando HeliTours is Orlando Florida's premier helicopter operations and touring company. Providing 3 to 30 minute scenic flights over Orlando and it's famous attractions.
Orlando Helitours is only 25 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, combining "Old Florida" charm with exciting, new exhibits and entertainment including the very rare white alligators and children's splash area. Known internationally as the "Alligator Capital of the World," Gatorland today provides affordably priced family-fun with thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh with boardwalk and observation tower, one-of-a-kind reptilian shows, aviary, petting zoo, swamp walk, educational programs and much, much more.
Gatorland is only 20-25 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
Located on International Drive close to SeaWorld and Universal Studios, it features a full-day of fun for the entire family.
Wet 'n Wild is only 20-25 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
“Fantasy Surf, located off of US 192 and State Highway 535, is an ideal way to cool off while enjoying Orlando-area theme parks. The indoor flowrider surf machine in Orlando experience, also featuring lite dining in “The Lull” café and shopping in the “Offshore” surf shop, will be a great destination for parties, school and corporate groups, board sport aficionados and for people who want to learn a new sport.
Fantasy Surf is only 25 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
Experience the beautiful Disney planned community of Celebration while riding an eco-friendly Segway PT.Explore the villages and nature trails & discover native wildlife all while gliding along on this modern self-balancing marvel. You'll fall in love with the surroundings and be amazed at the ease of gliding on a Segway!
ZE Tours is only 25 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
There are 3 levels of guided trail rides, depending on your riding experience. The Nature Trail is designed to be a basic ride that is great for a person with little or no experience. Even children as young as 4 years of age can ride alone, although they do allow children under 40 pounds to ride double with a small sized adult.
Horse World is only 40 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
A short drive from Highlands Reserve, this park is noted for its six beautiful lakes, rolling hills, and scenic landscapes. Lake Louisa is the largest in a chain of 13 lakes connected by the Palatlakaha River, which is designated as an Outstanding Florida Waterway. Lake Louisa, Dixie Lake, and Hammond Lake, the park's most accessible lakes, provide access for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Anglers can fish in four of the park's six lakes, but gasoline-powered boats are not allowed; only boats powered by trolling motors or without motors are permitted. More than 15 miles of horse trails are available for equestrians. For hikers and backpackers, the park has over 20 miles of hiking trails with excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. Dixie Lake has a fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, and a picnic pavilion. Lake Louisa State Park is located just seven miles south of State Road 50 in Clermont on US 27.
Lake Louisa State Park is only 10 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
Why not see Florida from above and ascend anywhere from tree tops to several thousand feet. Once you're airborne your pilot will point out the spectacular sites of this area, from the theme parks to the Orange groves and forests, to swamps absolutely untouched for thousands of years.
Balloon Rides are only 15-20 minutes from Highlands Reserve.
St Augustine - Oldest Settlement in USA
If you feel like a change from Disney and would like to find out more about Florida’s history, then take a drive over to the East coast and visit St. Augustine. It is only around a two hour drive from your villa.
Occupying a stretch of gentle coastline and white sand beaches along the North Florida Atlantic Coast, St. Augustine attracts thousands of visitors each year who enjoy the history, community, beauty and ambience of America's oldest city.
St Augustine was first established under Spanish rule in 1565, making it the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States.
St Augustine is around 2 hours from Highlands Reserve.